Phil Reese

SameSexSunday: Prop 8 Closing Arguments; Will Blogs Kill LGBT Print Media?

Filed By Phil Reese | June 20, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Bil Browning, bloggers, California, Chris Geidner, federal court, gay marriage, Jerame Davis, LGBT, marriage equality, New Media, Prop 8 trial, Same Sex Sunday, Twitter

This week on SameSexSunday with Joe Mirabella and Phil Reese, Metro Weekly Senior Political Correspondant and Law Dork blogger, Chris Geidner, shares his perspective onsamesexsunday1.JPG the Proposition 8 Federal trial closing arguments in Judge Vaughn Walker's San Francisco Court. His MetroWeekly piece, "Case Closed" summarized the last day of the Perry vs. Schwarzenegger case--a case that Metro Weekly logo.jpgcould have a much broader impact than just striking down a discriminatory California ballot initiative.

Meanwhile, Bilerico Project co-owners Bil Browning and Jerame Davis discuss the landscape of bilericologo.pngLGBT media, and online activism, past, present, and future. What is the fate of LGBT print media, and where does activism go from online organizing to offline action?

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Interesting interviews. I think the projections about the future of movement journalism is a bit troubling. I'm sure that your predictions will will bear out. They portend a de-democratization of the movement though. The advantage of a print publication is that readership extends beyond the boundaries of paid circulation. I can't count the number of issues of Advocate I've picked up from a friend's coffee table or lying around a community center. Kinda hard to do that with a Kindle or iPad.

Thanks for interviewing us, Phil and Joe. It was a lot of fun - even though I was so sick and coughy!

I gave up on most of the print media because the articles were stupid and vapid for the most part. Little more than fashion magazines with a bunch of twinky young men I don't really find all that attractive. Also, the articles hardly ever touch on any people over the age of 35 and or who don't look like models. As a middle aged, bearish guy, I don't see any correlation in most of the print media to my own life experience or that has any serious relevance in what real LGBT people lives are like.